The Story of Dolly the Sheep – First Cloned Mammal Ever

Dolly’s Inception

The scientists have always been attracted to cloning which is the most controversial subject in modern science as it involves giving birth to something identical to its parent. However, when Dolly was introduced to the world, everyone became astonished so much so that the institute in which she was born had to answer almost 3,000 phone calls after the declaration of Dolly’s birth.


Professor Ian Wilmut of the Roslin Institute pictured, with his old friend, ‘Dolly’. (Photo by Maurice McDonald – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

The researcher of Roslin wanted to show the world that a mammal can be cloned from an adult cell, and so they started their project in 1995 which resulted in success. Thus, Dolly’s journey began a year before her birth.

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